Medellin, Colombia Meeting Planning Overview
The industrial, technological, and sporting capital of Colombia, Medellin is among the top corporate destinations in Latin America and home to 200 venues and 15,000 hotel rooms. Coined the City of Eternal Spring, this urban destination is today known for its innovative spirit, as well as its welcoming climate and fertile setting in Antioquia province, a region known for its coffee plantations, flower farms, orchids, and butterflies.
International meeting attendees can travel to Medellin via Jose Maria Cordova Airport, Colombia's second-busiest; it's about 50 minutes outside of Medellin. Olaya Herrera Airport, which is located in Medellin, serves domestic flights from destinations throughout Colombia. Once in Medellin, meeting travelers can hop aboard the Metro system, which consists of two rail lines, four MetroCable cable-car lines, two MetroPlus bus lines, one tram-car line, and more than 200 Metro buses that take passengers throughout the city.
In addition to a number of unique venues and group gathering spots, Medellin is home to the Plaza Mayor Exhibition and Convention Center. Perfect for large-scale events, the modern facility is in the heart of the city and features 23 convention rooms, five exhibition pavilions, and services such as audiovisual capabilities and catering. Group activities and areas of interest in Medellin include an array of cultural attractions, museums, tours, performing arts venues, and outdoor recreation, ranging from a medieval Gothic castle housing a renowned collection of decorative arts to a flower farm tour focusing on Medellin's annual Fair of Flowers.